Occupational Sunlight May Cut Kidney Cancer Risk In Men

vitamin dA study that is hitherto the largest on the subject, examined the link between occupational sun exposure and lowered kidney cancer risk.

This is with reference to occupational sun exposure or the kind of sun exposure that a man would likely have in the course of his occupation.

This is another study that illustrates the possible use of vitamin D in reducing the risk of certain cancers. The source of the vitamin D could be sunlight, foods rich in vitamin D as well as supplements. Vitamin D is seen to metabolize in the kidneys and is more active there.

The study found that as rates of sun exposure of the male participants of the study increased, so did their risk of kidney cancer. As much as 24 percent to 38 percent reduction in kidney cancer risk was seen with proportionate increase in sun exposure.

This study also supports the statistics that observe a concurrent increase in cases of vitamin D deficiency and in instances of kidney cancer as well.

The study however does not address how occupational sun exposure impacts women or indeed if this impact is positive or negative. One explanation for this is that men undergo more sun exposure because women are more likely to use sun block and unlikely to work with their shirts off.

Source: Eureka Alert